Newsletter for April 26 to May 2, 2019 Newsletter for April 26 to May 2, 2019


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Dupont Under(world)

A series of interactive installations transforms the Dupont Underground into a passageway to the Underworld. Guests can journey from life to death or from death to life (depending on their assigned path) and explore the wonder of the unknown. No two journeys are alike. See this new immersive theatrical experience that blends storytelling with visual art installations at Dupont Underground now through May 14. Tickets are $25 - $45; purchase them here.

The Embassy of the Philippines

The Embassy of the Philippines represents an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. The Embassy of the Philippines will participate in the Passport DC Around the World Embassy Tour on May 4, 2019. During this event, visitors can see tourism displays of the country's attractions and enjoy Filipino food and beverages. They can also enjoy traditional musical and dance performances. 

Friday, April 26

Theater - Into the Woods
Ford's Theatre

Film - Napping Princess
Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC)

Concert - Vienna to Paris Chamber Music with Wu Han, Gloria Chien and Gilles Vonsattel
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Event - Homeschool Day: Nurturing Nature in the City 
Tudor Place

Saturday, April 27

Tour - Embassy Row
Washington Walks

Event - Volunteer Capitol Hill
Hill Center

Tour - Investigation: Detective McDevitt
Ford's Theatre

Event - Reimagining Arab America with Omar Offendum

Event - Check It Out: A Library Pop Up Program
Hirshhorn Museum

Sunday, April 28

Event - Pancake Fly-In
College Park Aviation Museum

Tour - Sunday Strolls
Historic Congressional Cemetery

Concert - Craig Bickhardt & Jesse Terry
The Mansion on O Street

Tour - Georgetown
Washington Walks

Monday, April 29

Tour - Open House
Old Korean Legation Museum

Tour - Empresses of China's Forbidden City

Exhibit - Underlying Borders
Mexican Cultural Institute

Exhibit - Lives Cut Short
Embassy of Austria

Tuesday, April 30

Exhibit - Inside Today's FBI
The Newseum

Event - Tudor Tot Tuesdays: Gardners
Tudor Place

Exhibit - Postmen of the Skies
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

Exhibit - Hoops
National Building Museum

Wednesday, May 1

Event -  A Musical Legacy of the Sephardic Diaspora
Yunus Emre Institute

Exhibit - Crisis Mode: Endangered Earth
Zenith Gallery at 1429 Iris Street, NW

Film - Street of Shame

Concert - Ronnie Spector and the Ronettes
The Barns at Wolf Trap

Thursday, May 2

Tour - Open House
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum

Theater - One Destiny
Ford's Theatre

Exhibit - Nature's Best Photography: Windland Smith Rice International Awards
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Exhibit - Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War 1965-1975
Smithsonian American Art Museum



Newsletter for April 26 to May 2, 2019. Find more events on our calendar, which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website



Awesome Con

Awesome Con is Washington DC's Comic Con! This celebration of geek culture brings fans together, with stars from across comics, movies, television, games, and more! The event will be hosted at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28. This ticketed event celebrate aspects of geek culture, including comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, TV, movies, animation, music, comedy, art, and science. Get tickets here.

Amado Nervo Song Cycle: A Centennial Celebration

Mexican poet, journalist, educator and ambassador Amado Nervo wrote a book that today is a Latin American cultural treasure. The work, The Immobile Beloved, is considered his most important and a window into the spirit of the 20th century. Argentine composer Emmanuel Trifilio has composed a series of songs for piano that modernize Nervo's work 100 years after his death. The world premiere of this musical piece is Friday, April 26 at 6:45 pm in the Mexican Cultural Institute. Tickets are $12 and can be obtained here.

The embassies of these countries will participate in the annual open house on Saturday, May 4.

4th Annual Plant Sale and Picnic

Take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to enjoy a picnic on the grounds and celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day at Tudor Place on Sunay, April 28 from noon to 4:00 pm! Spend an afternoon experiencing the historic gardens, and shop for plants for your own garden. Bring your own picnic and blanket. The Plant Sale features heirloom and native sun to shade perennials, herbs and other edible plants for your garden, as well as tropicals and houseplants. Purchases at the Plant Sale support conservation and education at Tudor Place.


Volunteer at Around the World Embassy Tour

Volunteers help make Cultural Tourism DC's Around the World Embassy Tour happen. On Saturday, May 4, be a volunteer, helping greet and inform guests visiting the embassy open houses. Be part of the fun as you learn about other countries and get an insider's view of the international diplomatic community and embassy events. We are grateful for volunteer service! Click here to volunteer.



May 3 and May 4
32nd Annual Evening of Comedy
The Barns at Wolf Trap

May 3 and May 4
Flower Mart
All Hallows Guild

May 11
Train Day: The Golden Spike Anniversary Family Festival
Smithsonian National Postal Museum

May 11 and May 12
Annual Capitol Hill Restoration Society House and Garden Tour
Capitol Hill Restoration Society

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